Immigrants taking sanctuary in churches hit with huge fines

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Devotional candles to St. Jude, the Holy Trinity and the Virgin of Guadalupe sit on a bookshelf by the door of a classroom in a United Methodist church. A sewing machine is a...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Clergy across U.S. mobilize to support migrants, asylum seekers

The prospect of a nationwide sweep of immigrants and asylum seekers has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

St. Ignatius Church to host celebration Sunday

St. Ignatius Church will celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 15449 Highway 172, Ignacio. A Mass celebration at 10:30 a.m. will be followed by dinner,...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center to host retreat about cultivating active hope

The Durango Dharma Center will host a daylong retreat about cultivating active hope on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the center, 1800 East Third Ave. Visiting facilitator Della Z. Duncan will offer an...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Bible shortage? Publishers say tariffs could cause it

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Religious publishers say President Donald Trump’s most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage. That’s because millions of Bibles – some...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as bones are found

VATICAN CITY – The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday after excavations last week at a Vatican City cemetery. The...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy, poll reveals

DETROIT – Timothy Buchanan says he never consults clergy about important decisions, but it’s not for lack of faith: He regularly attends a nondenominational Christian church near his home....

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Views on clergy vary by age, education, religious identity

Americans’ age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to their opinions on a prospective clergy member’s sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christian family details crackdown on church in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The Sunday service this week at an unassuming church in Taiwan was especially moving for one man. It was the first time Liao Qiang had worshipped publicly since authorities shut...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

How California’s megachurches changed Christian culture

The popular view of California is of a liberal, godless region, a land of possibilities that is open to experimentation in all things. As novelist Wallace Stegner wrote in 1967, the California...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Amid sex abuse scandals, Vatican upholds confession secrecy

VATICAN CITY – Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared “unacceptable” any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests to violate their sacred obligation to keep secret...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Yoga isn’t timeless: It’s changing to meet modern needs

Every day, yoga practitioners take out their mats and practice sun salutations or sit in meditation. Yoga may have originated in ancient India, but today, it is practiced all over the world. In...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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